xfce 4.8 upgrade errors

Olivier Duchateau duchateau.olivier at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 08:00:26 UTC 2011

2011/4/14 Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>:
> On Thu, 14 Apr 2011, Pavel Timofeev wrote:
>> I just understood the problem!
>> It dawned upon me! All these apps are united by the fact that they have
>> icons (when they running) at notification area on xfce4-panel.
>> Problem with xfce4-panel! I checked it.
>> If I make
>> $ rm -rf .config
>> and then logon to xfce4 it tell me 'Welcome to the first start of the
>> panel'
>> and I choose  'Use default config'.
>> Now all works very good,
>> But if I make logout and then relogon to xfce4 again opera and some apps
>> hangs system.
>> Ok. Reboot system. Logon to xfce4 and first thing remove 'notification
>> area'
>> from xfce4-panel. And now all works fine!
>> Problem in xfce4-panel.
> There was a new release of xfce4-panel a few days ago:
> http://foo-projects.org/pipermail/xfce/2011-April/028514.html

I've send PR, http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=156231

> Also a new version of garcon:
> http://foo-projects.org/pipermail/xfce/2011-April/028513.html


We must wait for upgrade made by maintainer, but you can use patches.

Pavel, are you able to run your xfce session with startx command ?

1. In /etc/ttys (line beginning by ttyv8), replace 'on' by 'off',
reboot your computer.
2. if in your $HOME directory, .xinitrc (or .xsession) file doesn't
exist, copy it from /usr/local/etc/xdg/xfce4/.
3. create also .xsession (ln -sf ~/.xinitrc ~/.xsession)
4. finally, run 'startx' command, a file called .xsession-errors will appear

Look at warning and errors.


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